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Call For Submissions: PDN’s FACES Portrait Photography Contest

Posted by on August 31, 2016 | Contests/Events, Student Photography

Faces is one of PDN’s biggest photo competitions of the year, and it has categories for both professional and amateur photographers. Prizes include cash prizes of $1,500 and $2,500, two one-page features in PDN, Impact lighting kits and B&H Photo gift cards. All winners are published in PDN and online, and all work will be viewed by judges from Stockland Martel, The Guardian Weekend, Essence, Hollywood Report, Billboard, and RollingStone.com. It’s an excellent opportunity to get your work in front of these photo editors and creative directors. Categories include personal projects, editorial/commercial work, and celebrity, kids, and animal portraiture.

Check out some of the winning work from last year below, and enter your work at facesphotocontest.com.

 

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JOSHUA KOGAN, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / A portrait of the late documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

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WHEATON MAHONEY, AMATEUR WINNER / Wilder and her self-made markings.

 

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HUGH STEWART, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / Model Miranda Kerr for the cover of Sunday Style.

 

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ANDREA FRANCOLINI, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / Khizra, a six-year-old student at Community School in Northern Pakistan, warms up in the morning sun before going to class, where there is no electricity.

 

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IRVIN RIVERA, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / From the “Fresh” series published by online photography publication Dodho magazine.

 

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GAVIN BOND, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / BAFTA portrait of John Boyega, published in GQ ’s Best of British feature.

 

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LEWIS MIRRETT, AMATEUR WINNER / Portraits taken at ROOT Studios in New York City during the photo shoot for the 2015 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Journal.

 

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EDDIE INSIXIENGMAY, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / Such photo shoot. Much tickle.

 

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KATE T. PARKER, PROFESSIONAL WINNER / A day in the life of the photographer’s daughters.

 

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FELICIA SIMION, AMATEUR WINNER / A portrait of model Iulia Stroe.


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